Scientific Name
Neomerinthe megalepis  
Neomerinthe megalepis大鱗新棘鮋
by: ©Hin-Kiu Mok
Author (Fowler, 1938) Depth 62 - 200M
Chinese 大鱗新棘鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大鱗新棘鮋 
Max Length 9.9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Vicinity of Hong Kong, China Sea, 21°54'N, 114°46'E, Albatross station D.5305, depth 37 fathoms 
Synonyms Scorpaena megalepis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishbase(2008);Chen, L. C. (1981) Scorpaenid fishes of Taiwan. Q. J. Taiwan Mus. (Taipei) v. 34 (nos. 1/2): 1-60  Fowler, H. W. 1938 Chen, L. C. 1981 Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0064297. CAS15228. NMMBP00730. NTUM03472. NTUM06997. SIO80-206. SIO80-207c. SIO80-208.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-20(19). This species have the same number of suborbital ridge and anterior opercular spine with Neomerinthe procurva; the distance of spines of preopercular spines longer than other two species.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; maximum size 9.4 cm SL. Other biology imformation is unclear yet. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Indonesia, Taiwan and Philippines. 
Utility Not commercial food species.